Friday, April 27, 2012

Colorado Inspired DIY Wedding Projects

Do it yourself projects are a fun way to be interactive in the preparation for your wedding day.  There are a variety of options that allow you to get crafty for your wedding varying in difficulty for the artistic brides to the brides who prefer the title of an elementary artist! If you’re up for a challenge, dying your shoes can be a great way to get the exact color you want paired with your wedding dress.  Make sure that you test the color before hand and you might want to perform a test run, no one wants to be walking down the isle in an array of tie-dye shoes! DIY projects are a great way to bring together your bridal party or family members to partake in these fun activities.  If you’re looking to instill a touch more of personality into your wedding, try using DIY guest gifts.  If you and your future hubby are avid campers, think of constructing cute Smores kits for your guests to take and enjoy! Baking the couple’s favorite dessert, such as cookies or secret recipe brownies, is another cute way to express your creativity and secret Martha Stewart identity! 

Photo :: Once Wed
Photo :: twigandthistle.com
Custom made signs, programs, and dinner menus are all places where a DIY project is suitable! If you are trying to instill an earthy and natural essence at your wedding, we love the look of using pinecones as place card holders for the tables.  Creating these items from home helps to make sure that your exact personal style is expressed throughout your wedding day! Do you have a secret green thumb? Boutonnieres for the groom and his groomsmen are the perfect place to execute your passion for flowers. Décor for your guest book is also a great place to show your artistic or crafty side.  Creating your own guest book or possibly a photomural of your favorite memories above the guest book gives your guests something to gawk at while showing the couple’s true personality with a splash of history.
Photo :: projectwedding.com

As much fun as all this painting, dying, gluing, cutting, hanging, and pasting sounds there are a few things that should be said about DIY items for your wedding.  Start with a budget! Contrary to common belief, DIY projects aren’t always the cheaper option, look into all your options to make sure that your DIY craft fits well within your budget.  Second, give yourself PLENTY of time to complete your project, you don’t want to be scurrying and stressing to finish your DIY project when you should be pampering and relaxing for your special day! Lastly, don’t forget to have fun! These DIY projects are supposed to be a fun way for your friends and family to gather and start celebrating your love early! Now it’s time to go get your craft on!




Much love
xoxo
Colorado Wedding Planner + Stylist 



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kyle + Scott's Lyons Farmette wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

Kyle + Scott's Lyons Farmette wedding from Mallory at Style Me Pretty::
 
A farm to table wedding in the sweet Colorado Summer air is what we have first on the agenda today. It’s perfectly sweet, thanks in part to the dogs and chickens, and beyond chic, with it’s long black and white family style dining tables, and perfectly coordinated by Calluna Events to be elegant and beautiful. All of which are prerequisites at an affair with a couple so gorgeous. Ashley Davis Photography is sharing her front row seat to the wedding of the hour with us, so make sure to thank her from the bottom of your lovely hearts in the gallery!


Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events
Photography By / Ashley Davis Photography
Wedding Planning & Coordination By / Calluna Events

From Calluna Events … Kyle and Scott’s Colorado farm to table wedding at the Lyons Farmette, coordinated by SMP Little Black Book member Calluna Events, was creatively designed and completely relaxed.

The bride worked very hard to incorporate DIY elements and her hard work paid off…we loved all the details of this wedding! Kyle’s vision for simple and understated elegance mixed with farmy details brought together a lovely ambiance that complimented the rustic feel of the working farm.

A large fallen tree provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. The tree was wrapped in twinkle lights and strung orchids creating a simple and elegant focal point behind the bride and groom.

The bride and Brighter Day Floral provided hundreds of mercury glass votives which were scattered on the tables and throughout the reception. The table centerpieces were designed in rustic wood boxes hand made by the brides mother. Ranunculus + garden roses created the soft bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. Old fashioned type was incorporated throughout the guest tables and dessert tables. And the bride hand made salted caramels packaged in adorable craft cardstock containers as guest favors.

Kyle had signs made that paired nicely with the rustic farm details. An old door Provided the backdrop for the escort cards…name cards were tied to vintage keys to create an escort card display that fit right in with the surroundings. Wedding guests signed a cookbook as a keepsake for the Bride and Groom.

The Farmette is lovely when the sun goes down! Literally hundreds of lanterns were placed all over the property and provided most of the candlelight after the sun went down. The candlelight lined the driveway to show the guests their way.

The dessert table was a collection of handmade desserts by Jen Bush, a well known Boulder baker and owner of Ice Box Bakery. The long table featured cakes, small bites, cookies and other yumminess. The bride also created a smores station, complete with extra long sticks for the marshmallows, around a warm fire with pillows and blankets guests sat fireside and satisfied their sweet tooth while relaxing fireside.

Photography: Ashley Davis Photography / Wedding Planning & Coordination: Calluna Events / Flowers: Brighter Day Floral / Venue: Lyons Farmette / Catering: Catering by Design / Spirits: Boulder Wine Merchant / Cakes: Jennifer Bush, Ice Box Bakery / Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Entertainment: KC Groves Bluegrass Band  / DJ: DJ Trees / Hair: Side Door Salon / Makeup: Alchemy Makeup

Much Love
xoxo
Calluna Events :: Colorado Wedding Planner + Stylist